Kenneth Boulding as a Moral Scientist
John Davis ()
No 2011-01, Working Papers and Research from Marquette University, Center for Global and Economic Studies and Department of Economics
Kenneth Bouldingâ€™s AEA presidential address argued that economics is a moral science. His view derived from his general systems theory thinking, his three systems view of human society, and his early contributions to evolutionary economics. Bouldingâ€™s argument that economics could not be value-free should be distinguished from other well-known views of economics as a moral science, such as Gunnar Myrdalâ€™s. This paper discusses the development and nature of Bouldingâ€™s thinking about economics as a moral science in the larger context of his thinking.
Keywords: Boulding; moral science; general systems theory; three systems view; evolutionary economics (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 B31 B52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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